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You could say that we're already living in the future. Cars that are powered by batteries. Wi-Fi on planes. Smartphones that have more power than some small notebooks. But Microsoft thinks that we aren't quite there yet. The company recently published an interesting take on what the world of technology may look like a few years from now. It's called a concept video, designed to show how Microsoft thinks that tech will unfold, and how it'll impact out lives in the years ahead. Here's Microsoft's take: "The video shows our vision for a future where technology extends and highlights our productive... Read more...
Garmin has acquired MetriGear, the maker of "Vector" a motion sensor platform that measures a cyclist’s performance. Vector won industry acclaim in late 2009 but needed a backer to bring this cool bike device to market.  Vector tracks a broad number of factors to give the cyclist data on cadence and power (in watts). It measures how much each leg contributes to the effort, how much force is being used when the cyclist pulls the pedal up or pushes it down, and so on. Vector uses a sensor that is placed into the hollow spindle of the bicycle's pedals, with the battery pack attached... Read more...
Art Lebedev. Ever heard of him, or his studio? No? That's a shame. Art's studio is one of the most impressive around, cranking out some of the most unique pieces of art/consumer electronics that the world has ever seen. Generally, the company comes up with more concepts than they could ever make into a reality, but some of their keyboards actually do hit the production line. A few years ago, the Optimus Maximus set the bar for what a sophisticated keyboard could be, offering up OLED keys with customizable graphics/macros and an insane $1000+ price tag. Needless to say, not too many were sold, but... Read more...
No one can ever debate the significance of the iPhone. It has changed society, it has changed the smartphone landscape, and it has changed the expectations of people when dealing with technology in general. Regardless of whether you personally dig the iPhone or not, there's little doubt that it's a game changer. But did you know that the iPad, which has sold 2 million units but still can't claim to have changed the world quite yet, had more to do with the iPhone than vice-versa? It's a pretty crazy thought, but according to Apple's own CEO, it's a true story. The iPad idea actually came first,... Read more...
Although they're not quite ready for prime-time just yet, MSI gave us a glimpse at three new PCs the company is working on creating. The company believes the new systems could redefine the way customers interact with digital information within the home. The first concept PC is a 3D All-in-One PC. To use this PC, you must wear wireless 3D glasses which deliver "the ultimate life-like gaming experience and 3D HD movie experience from the comfort of home with system's stunning 24-inch display." Next up, MSI showed off a Sliding Screen All-in-One PC with LED Technology. This PC lets you slide the screen... Read more...
It has probably happened to you if you've ever owned a desktop LCD or desktop tower: the curse of the not-quite-long-enough extension cable. It's pretty difficult to move a whole desk once you've got it set in place within your home, but adding an extension cord doesn't take much effort at all. The only problem is that a bright orange extension cable is generally an unsightly mess when ran within the home, and we guess this whole quandary is exactly what inspired Meysam Movahedi to create the concept he did. The Ramber Socket is a new twist on an old product: the typical AC wall outlet. Rather... Read more...
Asus already lit up the LAN party section with its mATX ROG Rampage II GENE motherboard, but now it's appealing to the masses with this wicked cool (in more ways than one) concept motherboard. In the days leading up to CeBIT's launch in Germany, Asus has decided to remove the veil covering its Marine Cool Concept Motherboard, a beauty in its own right even aside from its technological innovations.The stunning board, which is obviously aimed at high-end gamers, will be on display in the company's booth next week. One of the main features Asus will be marketing is its new backplate that boasts a... Read more...
There's something about the machine.  Some folks have a passion for things that fly, while others, an affinity for things that float.  However, nearly everyone, young, old, male, female, can appreciate a seriously stylish ride.  It's probably somewhere within those four wheels, that freedom speaks.  Perhaps your inner child, in adolescent transition from being house-bound and ever-reliant on your parents, yearns for the excitement that only a new automobile can bring.  From Little Red Corvette, to Mustang Sally, Little Deuce Coupe, Low Rider and Bitchin' Camaro, over the... Read more...
ASUS Showcases New Concept Bamboo Products at CeBIT 2008 Innovative Design Makes Use of Alternative Materials for Eco-Friendliness Taipei, Taiwan, ASUS – The huge numbers of visitors present at ASUS' booth during CeBIT 2008 were treated to a dazzling display of innovative technology that included the ever-popular Eee PC, the ASUS-Lamborghini PDA handphone, and the exclusive EPU energy saving technology in the motherboard range. In addition to these new product lineups, ASUS has also included new concept products at this year's CeBIT 2008 exhibition. A leading company in the new digital era, ASUS... Read more...
Microsoft has made a hostile takeover offer for Yahoo!. It would be difficult and time-consuming for Microsoft to try to catch up with Google in Internet searches and online advertising, but buying the moribund but prominent Yahoo! would likely vault them into a competitive second place. Google  doesn't like the idea, and is working tooth and nail to stop it.Publicly, Google came out against the deal, contending in a statement that the pairing, proposed by Microsoft on Friday in the form of a hostile offer, would pose threats to competition that need to be examined by policy makers around... Read more...
Some users of online community Facebook are complaining that  Facebook's latest marketing widget, called Beacon,  allows other users to see what you're buying online from vendors participating in the program. They feel it's an invasion of their privacy. You're allowed to opt out of the process,  and given two opportunities to do so for each automatic listing, but there doesn't seem to be any way to opt out of the program entirely. The idea is that if users see a friend buy or do something, they'd take that action as an endorsement for a movie, a band or a soft drink.But it also raises... Read more...
When you get right down to it, there's really only one thing that matters about a cellphone. Can I call someone on it? No matter what? Because most cellphones are fairly delicate, the answer too often is: No. Casio's "ruggedized" G'zOne phone might be the solution to the abuse the real world dishes out to your cell phone. Inspired by Casio’s G-Shock brand (you know, the watches that can also take a good deal of punishment?), the G’zOne phones  are designed to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ (or should that be textin’?). Last week, while at Digital Experience in NYC, we spotted the G’zOne... Read more...
Here's an article that's bound to anger of few of you. Most of the assertions are harmless, but a couple of the comments in PCMech.Com's "Computer Myths and Misconceptions" will surely ruffle some feathers. This one's definitely going to spark some flames, "People also believe Firefox is more secure than Internet Explorer. Not true." "The internet is a great medium for getting information and help on all sorts of subjects. Many people have a lot of specialized knowledge in one field, so they can give out lots of good advice... Read more...
Well folks, it's time for me to do my first all game info news post. Over time, I assure you it will get better... I may possibly add a small graphic banner to distinguish it from the normal news posts, and maybe a few other things. But for now, I'll just post what interesting bits I've found. If you have any suggestions on what you think would make it better, make sure to send me an E-Mail! Square Enix working on 'new brand concept' "Called "Code Age", whatever it is, Square Enix considers it a "new concept brand" and doesn't specify any platforms or specific games, leading... Read more...